Hair Loss in Men

Are Short Men More Likely to Lose Hair?

Short men and hair loss

With the National Institute of Health reporting that more than 50 percent of men will suffer some form of hair loss by age 50, it’s no wonder that men frequently try to determine what their personal health risk is for androgenetic alopecia. Androgenetic alopecia is the formal name for the most common type of hair loss in men. From considering the history of hair loss on both mother’s and father’s side to listening to old wives’ tales relating stories of hair loss and hairiness elsewhere, men want to anticipate any potential problem and act to counter it as soon as possible.

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Family History and the Risk of Hair Loss

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It’s the question most men ask – how much does family history affect hair loss?

Hair loss happens to both men and women for a variety of reasons. The most common form around the world is androgenetic alopecia. That’s the reason more than 50 million people in the United States alone are affected by hair loss. One out of every three men has some degree of this type of hair loss by the time they’re 35.
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Hair Protection Tips for Summer

Woman with beautiful hair in the summer
People think of summer tans and swimming affecting the skin. Summer can also take a toll on your hair.


How Summer Can Hurt Your Hair

  • The hot sun dries out hair just like everything else.
  • Sunburned scalp can be painful.
  • People assume hair protects the scalp but that’s not necessarily the case, and people dealing with hair loss have special concerns.
  • Summer humidity can make hair lifeless and limp.
  • Hot weather leads to sweating, which can contribute to problems like hair being frizzy, dandruff, and split ends.
  • Dry feeling summer hair can lead to over-conditioning, which can also make hair limp.
  • Chlorine from swimming pools can dry hair and affect processed color.
  • Saltwater from the ocean can also increase the dryness of your hair.
  • Colored hair fades faster in the sun and some experts warn that hair can burn and turn brownish.
  • Sunscreen can leave greasiness near the hairline.

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Hair Loss and the British Royal Family

Prince Harry's Hair

Hair Loss and the British Royal Family

The recent birth of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s first child is placing the couple back in the spotlight, and with it, mentions of Prince Harry’s hair loss. For a time, it looked like the younger son of Prince Charles and Princess Diana might have avoided the hair loss that affects other male members of the royal family, but photos from his 2018 wedding revealed a thinning spot in the back of his crown area.
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Grow it like Beckham! Sports Figures and Hair Restoration

David Beckham Hair RestorationLast December, one of the most famous athletes in the world posted a shirtless Instagram photo of himself wearing reindeer antlers. But believe it or not, David Beckham’s visible body tattoos and festive, seasonal headgear weren’t the only things that had tongues wagging about the photo. A lot of conversation revolved around the British soccer star’s hair, which has appeared a lot thicker than it had been recently, which has led to much speculation that Beckham may have had a hair transplant.

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Bariatric Surgery and Hair Loss

Bariatric Surgery and Hair LossThere are many reasons why RHRLI treats hair loss, and one reason is related to obesity. Obesity has become an epidemic in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the obesity rate among adults is 39.8 percent or about 93.3 million Americans. Obesity boosts a patient’s chances of having heart disease, stroke, and type-2 diabetes. As of 2008, the last year we have statistics for, obesity costs the US $147 billion. [Read more…] about Bariatric Surgery and Hair Loss

Hair Product and Hair Loss

male checking hair in mirrorWe buy hair care products for only one reason. Whether it’s shampoo, conditioner or another type of product, you use it to look good. Hair is often connected with appearance, beauty, and self worth.  Hair products are an important part of that. But what if hair products are responsible for doing the exact opposite of what it’s intended to do? Can hair products be responsible for hair loss? At RHRLI, we’re often asked whether there’s any connection between hair product and hair loss. Is using too much or too little shampoo or conditioner dangerous? Are there types of products you should avoid? Let’s explore the possible links between hair product and hair loss.

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